Feeling a little uninspired?
The 365 photo challenge is one of the best photography ideas to start with.
We’ve put together this 365 calendar so you can start your photography challenge with no hassle.
Click here to find and download the entire calendar in high quality!
What Is a 365 Photo Challenge Calendar?
A 365 Photo Challenge is a project where you capture an image every day for a year.
Instead of coming up with your own topics, the Calendar, and daily prompts tell you what to look for and shoot.
The benefits of this project idea come in droves. They help to develop your skills by forcing you to look at scenes and objects you usually wouldn’t. This will advance your ‘eye’ for exposure, composition, and perspective.
As you are given the ideas each day, it forces you to rely on your creativity. It will get you to shoot every day while dragging you out of your comfort zone.
By participating in this challenge, you’ll become part of a community. A lot of people around the world are joining this. They share their images and look at others’. This initiates a conversation between photographers.
You can use the #365photochallenge hashtag to make your images reachable for other photographers.
How to Use Our 365 Photo Challenge Calendar?
It is very simple to get started. Look at our monthly calendars below, or download them all from our list.
What you will see is a word or a prompt – this is your only clue for what to capture. You may just see the word ‘fork’, which leaves you to interpret it how you see it.
It could be a side shot, rendering the fork in an abstract manner. It could be a simple above shot showing the fork’s lines and curves. Or it could be an image showing only the shadow of the fork itself.
These prompts are open for interpretation, as everyone will imagine something different.
Don’t just take one image. Take a few and see what they look like after. Keep the best one for sharing or printing at a later stage.
Get involved and start today.
You can even try shooting on film. If you can spend time and money on this, it can be a great way of bringing a twist into this project. You can try shooting only one frame per day. This makes it more exciting. Also, you can save some time, because you are not going to take hundreds of photos of one single topic.
Due to this challenge, you are going to have a lot of images of different subjects. This means that you can extend your artistic portfolio.
The best thing about these projects is that they will create a body of work. See it through to the end, and you’ll have a kick-ass group of followers. Or a range of images you can print as a book. This can be one of the best photo gifts for friends and family.
January Photo Challenge
February Photo Challenge
March Photo Challenge
April Photo Challenge
May Photo Challenge
June Photo Challenge
July Photo Challenge
August Photo Challenge
September Photo Challenge
October Photo Challenge
November Photo Challenge
December Photo Challenge
The long and short of it is that you can learn a lot through this challenge.
You can learn new technical details and get familiar with different sides and genres of photography.
Besides this, you can learn a lot about yourself. Which genre you prefer, what is the hardest task for you, how persistent you are, etc.
Believe us, at the end of the year, you are going to be really proud of yourself.